HC Deb 12 April 1907 vol 172 c498

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in the case of a property awarded by the Churches Commission to either of the two churches concerned, such property not being required by the church to which it has been awarded and thereupon sold by that church, the proceeds of the sale will then be subject to subsequent disposal by the Commission, or if such proceeds will fall into the funds of the denomination to which the award was made.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I am advised that the point raised by the hon. Member is really a question of the legal construction of the Act, but I understand that the function of the Commission is to allocate the congregational property between the churches, and so soon as the allocation is completed the future disposal of the property is altogether outside their jurisdiction.